Poster Title

Applying a GIS framework to the management of the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery

Research Mentor(s)

Aquila Flower

Affiliated Department

Environmental Studies

Sort Order

06

Start Date

18-5-2017 12:00 PM

End Date

18-5-2017 3:00 PM

Document Type

Event

Abstract

Cemeteries are important landmarks that serve a significant role in preserving the cultural histories of humans around the world. Ritual burial has been a human practice for as long as 50,000 years. Well-documented and managed cemeteries are of interest not only of personal interest, but also of interest to historic, anthropogenic, and genealogical efforts to document the human experience. In this project, I used a Geographic Information Systems platform to digitize current records of the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, and worked with city officials to integrate this spatial data into the current cemetery management scheme. With each grave and person existing as a spatial feature that can store many attributes in the GIS database, important information can be organized and maintained in a much more intuitive and manner than before. Using this GIS framework for management of the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery will allow for streamlined record keeping and a user-friendly interface to facilitate public access to such records.

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Language

English

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Applying a GIS framework to the management of the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery

Environmental Studies

Cemeteries are important landmarks that serve a significant role in preserving the cultural histories of humans around the world. Ritual burial has been a human practice for as long as 50,000 years. Well-documented and managed cemeteries are of interest not only of personal interest, but also of interest to historic, anthropogenic, and genealogical efforts to document the human experience. In this project, I used a Geographic Information Systems platform to digitize current records of the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, and worked with city officials to integrate this spatial data into the current cemetery management scheme. With each grave and person existing as a spatial feature that can store many attributes in the GIS database, important information can be organized and maintained in a much more intuitive and manner than before. Using this GIS framework for management of the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery will allow for streamlined record keeping and a user-friendly interface to facilitate public access to such records.